During his four years as a Vienna Choir Boy, Edwin Wendler toured the world, singing in hundreds of concerts and dozens of opera performances. He earned Certificates in Film Scoring and Screen Writing from UCLA Extension in 2000, and was accepted into the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in 2004. Mr. Wendler’s feature film credits as a composer include Home: The Horror Story (2001), The Interior (2007), Christmas With A Capital C (2010), Escape (2012), and The Mark: Redemption (2013). His score for the documentary The Right To Love: An American Family (2013) was nominated for a GoldSpirit Award in 2014. In 2010, Mr. Wendler won a “Best Score” award at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, for his epic score, Azureus Rising (CG short).
Mr. Wendler composed additional music for the Liam-Neeson-thriller Non-Stop (Universal/StudioCanal, 2014). He worked as an arranger, programmer, and orchestrator on movies such as So Undercover (The Weinstein Company, 2012), Unknown (Warner Bros., 2011), Little Fockers (Universal/Paramount, 2010), The Losers (Warner Bros., 2010), Turistas (Fox, 2006), and Into The Blue (MGM/Sony, 2005). Mr. Wendler’s television credits include arranging on the 2006 Showtime series, Sleeper Cell: American Terror, as well as composing additional music for NBC’s popular reality series, Fear Factor.
Concert commissions include the choral/orchestral piece, Consolatio (1999; broadcast on Canadian television), choral works for the Illumni Men’s Chorale (Wendler is currently their composer-in-residence) and Kentridge High School Concert Choir, as well as instrumental arrangements for the Hollywood Soloists. Wendler’s critically acclaimed string quartet, The Marriage, has been performed in Canada and France.